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The Hour of Power - Hybrid Solutions for Workboats, Patrol Vessels and Superyacht Tenders

John Haynes - Managing Director, Shock Mitigation

John has led a broad range of maritime working groups, workshops and conferences. Subject matter expertise includes 30 years professional sector training, consultancy and strategic product development. He has worked with over 100 organisations including military, SAR, police, commercial operators, equipment manufacturers & boat builders.He is an Associate Fellow of The Nautical Institute, Fellow of RINA, Commercial Yachtmaster Ocean and Advanced Powerboat Instructor. Technical papers and specialist articles on future requirements and new technology for international publications include Ship & Boat International (RINA), Defence IQ, Maritime Reporter, Marine Link, Marine…


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How Battery Performance is Evolving - Knowledge Transfer from Other Transport Sectors

Dr John Warner – Chairman, NAATBatt / Author, The Handbook of Lithium-Ion Battery Pack Design

Dr Warner serves as Chairman for NAATBatt International, the global battery industry trade group. He has also served as the Chair for the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) Battery Size Standardization Committee and Co-Chair for the SAE Bus Battery Safety committee. Dr Warner is an experienced product management, business development and strategic marketing executive with over 25 years in the automotive and battery industries. He is currently Chief Customer Officer for American Battery Solutions. He was Chief Marketing Officer for Ener1 with global responsibility for EnerDel and EnerTech International sales, marketing &…


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Engineering Design Verification of Battery-Electric Systems & Vessels

Alan Cartwright – Director, Blabey Engineering / Principal Surveyor, Mecal

Alan served in the Royal Navy from 1975 as a General List Officer, specialising in surface ship marine engineering, with sea appointments including Senior Engineer of the royal yacht HMY BRITANNIA from 1991 to 1994. His final naval appointment was with Superintendent Ships, Portsmouth, where he managed several warship refits. On leaving the Navy in 1998, Alan was appointed the Head of Marine Engineering to the Port of London Authority, where he ran the PLA’s operational fleet and a range of dockside equipment, and conceived, designed and built a number of…


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Developing a Modular, Scalable Battery Solution for Onboard Power in All Vessels

Ivan Menjak – VP Business Development, American Battery Solutions (ABS)

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Lessons Learned from Hybrid Battery-Electric Applications in Build and in Service

Nigel Stuart – Marine Consultant / Former MD, Spirit Yachts & Discovery Yachts

Nigel is a qualified Mechanical and Electrical Engineer with 30 years experience in the marine industry. Besides his work in the UK, he has been engaged with marine operations in various European countries and the Caribbean. He is a passionate sailor with experience ranging from high performance windsurfing and dinghy racing to luxury super yachts. He has managed and operated charter fleets of sailing and inland waterway craft for international companies including Sunsail, Le Boat, First Choice, Tui Travel. As MD of Discovery Yachts he oversaw the development and commercial success…


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Designing & Installing Battery-Electric Systems for Multiple Applications

Jamie Marley – MD, Marine Electrification Solutions

After serving his Electrical Apprenticeship, Jamie began his marine career at boat builder North Shore Yachts on the UK’s South Coast. With a desire to travel, he used his skills in the Mediterranean as a flotilla engineer and superyacht engineer. Returning to the UK enabled him to hone his production, design and leadership skills at Sunseeker, Discovery Yachts and Marley Marine Electrical. Following the completion of his first hybrid project, Jamie recognised that electric/hybrid propulsion was the way forward for the marine industry. Jamie joined Torqeedo and relocated to Munich, Germany for…


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Next Generation Fuels and Energy - Knowledge Transfer from and to Aviation

John Price – Director, JMP Systems Engineering

John has over 40 years experience in the aerospace industry. He retired from full time employment at EADS Innovation Works (now Airbus Group Innovations – the Airbus Group corporate research centre), in August 2012. Since then he has been operating his own consultancy company, including a further two and a half years for Airbus Group Innovations, ending in February 2015. Prior to his retirement, John was a Vice President for 5 years, in charge of developing energy and propulsion…


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International Hydrogen Strategies – Legislation & Regulations

Albert Willemsen – Environment & Sustainability Manager, ICOMIA (International Marine Industry)

Albert has been Environment & Sustainability Manager of ICOMIA (International Council of Marine Industry Associations) since 2005. He qualified as an engineer within aerospace and later with automotive experience. He started working in 1972 at the Department of Defence (Naval Airforce) followed by the aerospace industry in the Netherlands, ESA Europe and finally project management for developing test equipment of the F16 together with General Dynamics. Since 1988 he has been active in the international boating and Super Yacht industry focusing on how the…


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Classification Rules & Guidance for Hydrogen Battery-Electric Systems & Vessels

Meg Dowling – Engineer, American Bureau of Shipping (ABS)

Meg Dowling is an Engineer in the Machinery, Electrical and Systems Engineering Department of ABS Corporate Technology. Meg joined ABS in 2019 as an Aspire Rotational Engineer, where she gained company-wide experiences with various projects and departments. She now works on subjects related to sustainable shipping initiatives and alternative energy options for maritime decarbonization. She is the main author of the ABS Sustainability Whitepapers “Biofuels as Marine Fuel” and “Hydrogen as Marine Fuel” published in 2021 to support ship owners and operators considering adopting alternative marine fuels for decarbonization. Meg…


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Forms of Hydrogen - International Standards & Classification

Capt Muhammad Shafique - Chair, Alternative Fuel for Shipping, IMarEST / Member State Rep to IMO

Muhammad joined the Merchant Navy (Tankers) in 1978. He has 37 years of industry experience onshore and offshore, including sailing on oil, chemical and gas tankers for 23 years. He has worked as General Manager of a ship management company and is an experienced Tanker surveyor. He has been lead of the project ‘LNG Bunkering, Motor Ways of Seas of European Union’ since 2013. He is a researcher of LNG bunkering and alternative fuels for the maritime industry and is a Chairman of the Special Interest Group in IMarEST for…


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Experience of Hydrogen Vessels in Service

Trevor Jasper – Engineering Manager - Low Carbon Technologies, CMB.Tech

Trevor is Head of Advanced Research and Engineering at CMB.TECH, aiming to develop low- and zero-carbon technologies for maritime, non-road mobile machinery (port-side equipment) and on-road vehicles (port delivery vehicles). Trevor has been developing hydrogen-powered vehicles for over 15 years. Formerly Roush Europe, then Revolve, now CMB.TECH, the engineering team based in Brentwood, Essex (UK) led by Paul Turner and Trevor Jasper, have pioneered the dual-fuel combustion approach to decarbonisation as a transition technology that can be delivered now, as well as developing the next generation dual-fuel and mono-fuel zero-emissions…


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Potential of Solid State Hydrogen for Marine Power Applications

Christian Piepers – CEO & CTO, CCT Inventions (Climate Change Technologies)

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